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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725500/volar-plate-fixation-in-patients-older-than-70-years-with-ao-type-c-distal-radial-fractures-clinical-and-radiologic-outcomes
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Nicolas S Piuzzi, Ezequiel E Zaidenberg, Matias Pereira Duarte, Jorge G Boretto, Agustin Donndorff, Gerardo Gallucci, Pablo De Carli
Introduction  Treatment of unstable distal radial fractures (DRFs) in elderly patients is controversial, and considering the increasing life expectancy, their appropriate treatment is of growing importance. Our aim was to analyze the clinical and radiologic outcomes in the elderly patients with AO type C DRF treated with volar locking plate (VLP). Materials and Methods  Between 2007 and 2011, 572 DRFs were operated on in our hospital with open reduction and internal fixation with VLP. Of these, only 64 patients (66 DRFs) met the selection criteria (AO type C DRF, age > 70 years, minimum 12-month follow-up)...
August 2017: Journal of Wrist Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723492/validation-of-gene-expression-signatures-to-identify-low-risk-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-patients-at-higher-risk-for-disease-related-death
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Mansi Parasramka, Daniel J Serie, Yan W Asmann, Jeanette E Eckel-Passow, Erik P Castle, Melissa L Stanton, Brad C Leibovich, Robert Houston Thompson, E Aubrey Thompson, Alexander S Parker, Thai H Ho, Richard W Joseph
BACKGROUND: Approximately 5-10% of patients with "low-risk" clear cell renal cell carcinoma (ccRCC), as stratified by externally validated clinicopathologic prognostic algorithms, eventually have disease relapse and die. Improving prognostic algorithms for these low-risk patients could help to provide improved individualized surveillance recommendations. OBJECTIVE: To identify genes that are differentially expressed in patients with low-risk ccRCC who did and did not die of their disease...
December 15, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716436/frontal-fibrosing-alopecia-among-men-a%C3%A2-clinicopathologic-study-of-7-cases
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Stanislav N Tolkachjov, Hafsa M Chaudhry, Michael J Camilleri, Rochelle R Torgerson
BACKGROUND: Frontal fibrosing alopecia (FFA) is a lichen planopilaris-variant scarring alopecia that has rarely been described in men. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the clinicopathologic findings of FFA in men by studying a series of 7 male patients. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of all cases of male patients with FFA at the Mayo Clinic from 1992 to 2016. RESULTS: Seven male patients with FFA were identified...
July 14, 2017: Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704249/patient-survey-of-referral-from-one-surgeon-to-another-to-reduce-maximum-waiting-time-for-elective-surgery-and-hours-of-overutilized-operating-room-time
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Ilana I Logvinov, Franklin Dexter, Elisabeth U Dexter, Sorin J Brull
BACKGROUND: Studies of shared (patient-provider) decision making for elective surgical care have examined both the decision whether to have surgery and patients' understanding of treatment options. We consider shared decision making applied to case scheduling, since implementation would reduce labor costs. METHODS: Study questions were presented in sequence of waiting times, starting with 4 workdays. "Assume the consultant surgeon (ie, the surgeon in charge) you met in clinic did not have time available to do your surgery within the next 4 workdays, but his/her colleague would have had time to do your surgery within the next 4 workdays...
July 10, 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28697716/case-series-of-10-patients-with-cirrhosis-undergoing-emergent-repair-of-ruptured-umbilical-hernias-natural-history-and-predictors-of-outcomes
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Miguel Malespin, Christopher M Moore, Andre Fialho, Silvio W de Melo, Tamara Benyashvili, Anai N Kothari, Diego di Sabato, Eric R Kallwitz, Scott J Cotler, Amy D Lu
OBJECTIVES: Ascites represents an important event in the natural history of cirrhosis, portending increased 1-year mortality. Umbilical herniation with rupture is an uncommon complication of large-volume ascites that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality. The aim of this study was to describe predictors of outcomes in patients undergoing emergent repair for spontaneous umbilical hernia rupture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We report a case series of 10 patients with decompensated cirrhosis (mean age 66 ± 9 years, mean Model for End-Stage Liver Disease score of 21 ± 7) who presented with a ruptured umbilical hernia and had emergent repair...
July 11, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696966/defining-a-ventilation-strategy-for-flexible-bronchoscopy-on-mechanically-ventilated-patients-in-the-medical-intensive-care-unit
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Yonatan Y Greenstein, Eric Shakespeare, Peter Doelken, Paul H Mayo
BACKGROUND: Flexible bronchoscopy (FB) in intubated patients on mechanical ventilation increases airway resistance. During FB, two ventilatory strategies are possible: maintaining tidal volume (VT) while maintaining baseline CO2 or allowing reduction of VT. The former strategy carries risk of hyperinflation due to expiratory flow limitation with FB. The aim of the authors was too study end expiratory lung volume (EELV) during FB of intubated subjects while limiting VT. METHODS: We studied 16 subjects who were intubated on mechanical ventilation and required FB...
July 2017: Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28693178/presurgical-neoadjuvant-targeted-molecular-therapy-for-kidney-cancer-with-concomitant-vena-cava-tumor-embolus-a-clinical-study
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Gang Guo, Wei Cai, Hongzhao Li, Jiangping Gao, Xin Ma, Jun Dong, Weijun Fu, Xu Zhang
The present study aimed to investigate presurgical neoadjuvant targeted therapy for patients with kidney cancer and vena cava tumor embolus, in order to examine its indications, therapeutic effects and optimal timing of surgery. Between June 2009 and June 2014, 12 patients from The People's Liberation Army General Hospital (Beijing, China) were diagnosed with kidney cancer with superior vena cava tumor embolus, and received presurgical neoadjuvant targeted therapy (sorafenib 400 mg twice a day or sunitinib 50 mg/day) for a median of 13...
July 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685348/validation-of-a-teaching-effectiveness-assessment-in-psychiatry-continuing-medical-education
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Brian A Palmer, Mark A Frye, Kristin S Vickers Douglas, Jeffrey P Staab, Robert P Bright, Cathy D Schleck, Jayawant N Mandrekar, Saswati Mahapatra, Thomas J Beckman, Christopher M Wittich
OBJECTIVE: Little is known about factors associated with effective continuing medical education (CME) in psychiatry. The authors aimed to validate a method to assess psychiatry CME teaching effectiveness and to determine associations between teaching effectiveness scores and characteristics of presentations, presenters, and participants. METHODS: This cross-sectional study was conducted at the Mayo Clinic Psychiatry Clinical Reviews and Psychiatry in Medical Settings...
July 6, 2017: Academic Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680914/antiepileptic-drug-therapy-in-patients-with-autoimmune-epilepsy
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Anteneh M Feyissa, A Sebastian López Chiriboga, Jeffrey W Britton
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to report the pattern of usage and efficacy of antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) in patients with autoimmune epilepsy (AE). METHODS: We retrospectively studied the Mayo Clinic's electronic medical record of patients with AE in which seizures were the main presenting feature. Clinical data, including demographics, seizure characteristics, type of AED and immunotherapy used, presence of neural antibody, and treatment outcomes, were reviewed. RESULTS: The medical records of 252 adult patients diagnosed with autoimmune encephalitis and paraneoplastic disorders were reviewed...
July 2017: Neurology® Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678010/-prognostic-factors-in-renal-cancer-with-venous-thrombus-survival-analysis
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Angela Pascual-Fernández, Jesús Calleja-Escudero, Cristina Gómez de Segura, Laura Pesquera-Ortega, James Taylor, José Antonio Fajardo, Javier González de Zárate, Jesús Monllor-Gisbert, José Ramón Cortiñas-González
OBJECTIVES: To analyze surgery for renal cancer with venous thrombus at different levels, perioperative complications and prognostic factors associated to overall, cancer-specific and disease-free survival. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective analysis of 42 cases of renal cancer with venous thrombus performed between 2005 and 2015. The level reached by the thrombus was established according to the Mayo Clinic classification. Postoperative complications were staged according to Clavien-Dindo classification...
July 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660004/management-of-recent-elbow-dislocations-functional-treatment-versus-immobilization-a-prospective-study-about-60-cases
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Ndeye Fatou Coulibaly, Niane Mouhamadou Moustapha, Hamadi Hadji Djoumoi, Sarr Lamine, Gueye Alioune Badara, Sane André Daniel
OBJECTIVE: To determine our therapeutic posture trough a comparison of functional treatment results versus immobilization in two different periods. INTRODUCTION: For years, the treatment of recent elbow dislocations consisted of reduction and immobilization during 21 days. Given the frequency of stiffness other methods have been tried out. METHOD: A prospective study was carried out from January 2010 to December 2014. Sixty patients averaging 28...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660003/fracture-of-the-body-of-the-hamate-with-dorsal-dislocation-of-the-4-th-and-5-th-metacarpals-a-case-report
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Vasilis Athanasiou, Ilias D Iliopoulos, Konstantinos Pantazis, Andreas Panagopoulos
BACKGROUND: Solitary fractures of the body of the hamate are rare. Their diagnosis is difficult and requires a high clinical suspicion and a proper radiological examination. CASE REPORT: We present a case of a 36-year-old male patient who sustained an intraarticular fracture of the body of the hamate along with dorsal dislocation of the 4(th) and 5(th) metacarpals on his right dominant hand. Through a dorsal surgical approach, he underwent ORIF of the hamate with screws and stabilization of the dislocated 4(th) and 5(th) metacarpals with KW...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656872/prospective-study-of-surgical-fixation-of-radial-head-fractures-using-cannulated-headless-compression-screws-for-simple-and-complex-radial-head-fractures
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Pang Hung Wu, Anushri Dixit, David Meng Kiat Tan, Liang Shen, Yu Han Chee
INTRODUCTION: Fixing the two-part Mason II radial head fracture using screws is becoming a popular practice. However, the screw fixation efficacy for three-part Mason III and IV fractures is controversial. The purpose of this study is to determine the effectiveness of using a uniform technique of headless compression screw fixation in simple, isolated Mason II and complex three-part Mason III and IV radial head fractures in terms of functional outcome, treatment efficiency and assessment of complications with the procedure...
May 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643521/a-novel-all-inside-arthroscopic-technique-for-radial-sided-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tears-a-case-report-and-review-of-literature
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Michael T Edgerton, Robert C Kollmorgen
BACKGROUND: Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) injuries are a known cause of ulnar-sided wrist pain. Wrist arthroscopy is the gold standard for diagnosis of these lesions and is becoming a more frequent method of treatment. Isolated radial-sided tears are uncommon and treatment of these lesions is controversial. There are few reports on repair techniques. Here we report on a novel arthroscopic, all-inside technique for traumatic radial-sided TFCC tears that resulted in full range of motion, significant improvement in pain, and ultimately return to sport...
June 1, 2017: Hand: Official Journal of the American Association for Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641497/a-neuropsychiatric-analysis-of-the-cotard-delusion
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Aradhana Sahoo, Keith A Josephs
Cotard's syndrome, a condition in which the patient denies his or her own existence or the existence of body parts, is a rare illness that has been reported in association with several neuropsychiatric diagnoses. The majority of published literature on the topic is in the form of case reports, many of which are several years old. The authors evaluated associated diagnoses, neuroimaging, and treatments recorded in patients diagnosed with Cotard's syndrome at their institution. A search of the Mayo Clinic database for patients with mention of signs and symptoms associated with Cotard's in their records between 1996 and 2016 was conducted...
June 23, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624118/decreasing-patient-stress-and-physician-medical-workforce-burnout-through-health-care-environments-uncovering-the-serious-leisure-perspective-at-mayo-clinic-s-campus-in-rochester-minnesota
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REVIEW
Rodney B Dieser, Christopher R Edginton, Renee Ziemer
Health care environments are places of high stress for both patients and medical professionals. Although organizational efforts of workload and efficiency are often implemented to decrease both patient and physician/medical workforce stress, what is often overlooked is how leisure opportunities and programs located in day-to-day experiences and in physically built environments can increase both patient and medical staff enjoyment and pleasure, thus lowering patient stress and physician/medical staff burnout...
July 2017: Mayo Clinic Proceedings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622181/validation-of-a-mitotic-index-cutoff-as-a-prognostic-marker-in-undifferentiated-uterine-sarcomas
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Elin Hardell, Sofia Josefson, Mehran Ghaderi, Tone Skeie-Jensen, Sofia Westbom-Fremer, Elizabeth H Cheek, Debra Bell, Jonas Selling, John K Schoolmeester, Anna Måsbäck, Ben Davidson, Joseph W Carlson
Undifferentiated uterine sarcomas (UUS) are a heterogenous group of high-grade mesenchymal tumors. Although these tumors are highly aggressive, a subset of patients may experience long-term survival. These tumors have previously been divided morphologically into uniform and pleomorphic types. A previous study demonstrated that a mitotic index cutoff of 25 mitoses/10 high-power fields (corresponding to 11.16 mitotic figures/mm) could successfully divide tumors into 2 prognostic groups with significantly different overall survival...
June 15, 2017: American Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616731/renal-nerve-stimulation-for-treatment-of-neurocardiogenic-syncope-a-review-from-perspective-of-commercialization-potential
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REVIEW
B O'Brien, H Zafar, F Sharif
A strong evidence of outcomes for vasovagal syncope is not easily identified. It would seem reasonable that the proposed Mayo Clinic technology would be reserved for cases with severe recurrent or refractory syncope. However, recurrence levels are relatively low, and while some predictive methods have been proposed, recurrence is also influenced by the interaction that occurs during screening and examinations, i.e. recurrence diminishes once an initial diagnosis has been made. Finally, a key factor in being able to identify suitable patients relates to understanding the relative significance of the vasodepression and cardioinhibitory components-the therapy is best suited to patients that have a significant level of both components...
June 14, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616546/late-gadolinium-enhancement-does-occur-in-tako-tsubo-cardiomyopathy-a-quantitative-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-and-speckle-tracking-strain-study
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Niranjan Gaikwad, Thomas Butler, Ryan Maxwell, Elizabeth Shaw, Wendy E Strugnell, Jonathan Chan, Gemma A Figtree, Richard E Slaughter, Christian Hamilton-Craig
BACKGROUND: Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) has been recommended to distinguish Tako-tsubo cardiomyopathy (TTC) from either acute myocardial infarction or myocarditis. METHOD: 44 consecutive patients with confirmed Mayo Clinic criteria for TTC underwent CMR imaging at 1.5 Tesla during the acute phase. 10 patients who had CMRI to exclude scar related ventricular tachycardia, and had negative studies, were used as negative controls...
September 2016: IJC Heart & Vasculature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614127/a-hospital-is-not-just-a-factory-but-a-complex-adaptive-system-implications-for-perioperative-care
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Aman Mahajan, Salim D Islam, Michael J Schwartz, Maxime Cannesson
Many methods used to improve hospital and perioperative services productivity and quality of care have assumed that the hospital is essentially a factory, and therefore, that industrial engineering and manufacturing-derived redesign approaches such as Six Sigma and Lean can be applied to hospitals and perioperative services just as they have been applied in factories. However, a hospital is not merely a factory but also a complex adaptive system (CAS). The hospital CAS has many subsystems, with perioperative care being an important one for which concepts of factory redesign are frequently advocated...
July 2017: Anesthesia and Analgesia
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